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is the driver of the economy that we find ourselves in. you may not work there but you work in the walmart economy. walmart pioneered the low wage, and the method of union busting, both legal and illegal that allows it to keep wages down. even union places like union supermarkets and grocery stores have had their wages driven down because of competition with walmart. if you can beat walmart, you can beat almost anybody. if you can't if it really isn't possible to make walmart say yes when it wants to say no, then we're looking at a very cramped future for the labor movement. >> that's what it brings to mind. if walmart wins, let's say our walmart and this small strike that may happen tomorrow is not successful what are the implications of a victory. >> whatever happens both sides are going to claim victory, and both sides will admit that this will continue. having talked to many walmart workers, this will continue past friday. the biggest question about the damaged walmart brand politics, is how other r-walmart members and non-members are going to look at this. in the long run over the nex
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, getting reform on wall street that doesn't -- that works. doesn't make our economy vulnerable to the gambles of people in our society. finding a way to address the fundamental debt crisis that will burden our children and our children's children and our children's children's children. if you don't fundamentally change the way these elections are financed, you're going to keep getting candidates who are in favor of their funders. of course! >> cenk: there was just a poll done where 67% of americans said politicians need to do something about climate change. they need to take legislative action. only 25% said no. don't do anything. 67% to 25%. if we had a functioning democracy, there would be immediate action on that. but in reality there is not a peep. so i've been covering politics for about 17 years now. the reason that i'm passionate about campaign finance reform is it is the rosetta stone of politics. if you want to know who's going to win on any given issue it always comes back to the same thing. follow
these people make a decent wage and possibly improve the economy? >> listen, i think the numbers are mostly right but i think the numbers are different from that. according to the numbers i've seen, as i said before, every walmart employee could get that raise to $25,000 a year. every single one of them, and walmart would be profitable without raising prices. walmart charges as much as they canner they possibly can. that's the nature of being in business. they gave their employees as little as possible as they can exploit them without rights of knowledge to unionize and walmart is hugely profitable. i don't think the customers are going to end up paying anything more at all. what is simply going to happen is walmart will make a little less profit. >> cenk: congressman alan grayson, good to have a progressive fighter back in congress. thank you for joining us and at walmart, sticking up for people as well. thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> cenk: when we come back, i'm going to go aggressive progressive because i haven't been aggressive enough yet in this show. we're going to take on
the economy if you raise rates on the top 2%. >> tax reform, ultimately will produce lower rates. >> medicare and medicaid are the main drivers of our deficit. >> are you willing to give up medicare and medicaid? big cuts to make sure that the wealthiest get away with the tax rates that they want? >> of course! >> obama: i'll go anywhere and do whatever it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> cenk: nonetheless they probable will. president obama came out and gave a speech that was fairly progressive, and he argued only for tax cuts for the bottom 911%. watch. >> obama: if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat--i got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> cenk: my god, he's got a pen. so do i. and i'll have more for you in just a minute. that's good. and one of the top republicans in the house, he came out and said something very interesting. he said, i think
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